Course Title : River basin management of flood and sediment

Code 10F077
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Mon 1st
Location C1-173
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor (DPRI) Nakagawa, H., (DPRI) Sumi, T., (DPRI) Takebayashi, H. and (DPRI) Kawaike, K.

Course Description

In a river basin, various kinds of disasters such as debris flow, land slide, flood inundation, storm surge, and etc. sometimes happen from the origin to the mouth. This lecture presents occurrence examples, mechanisms, theory and methods of prediction and prevention/mitigation methods against those disasters. Also this lecture mentions comprehensive management in a sediment routing system focusing on sediment management strategy in dam reservoirs.


Grading is based on 2 reports out of 4 topics and attendance.

Course Goals

The goals of the class are to understand phenomena within a river basin and to have wide knowledge of problems of flood and sediment disasters and countermeasures against them.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
About Sabo Works 4 About Sabo works, sediment disasters, countermeasures against sediment disasters, Sabo projects.
About Reservoir Sediment Management 3 Reservoir sediment management focusing on reservoir sustainability and comprehensive management in a sediment routing system is overviewed including worldwide perspective and Japanese advanced case studies.
About basin-wide sediment routing 4 About the one dimensional bed deformation analysis and the sediment runoff model are introduced. Furthermore, some examples of the application of those models are introduced.
About basin-wide flood management 4 Flood disasters and countermeasures against them are overviewed along the history of flood management in Japan.


No designation. Printed materials regarding the contents of this class are distributed in class.


Instructed in class


Fundamental knowledge of Hydraulics and river engineering

Independent Study Outside of Class

Web Sites

Additional Information

This class is held biennially and is held in 2019. Attendance is taken every time.